Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Signs Heartbeat Bill

Ohio’s heartbeat bill becomes law being the latest state to protect the unborn within the nationwide pro-life push.

Governor Mike DeWine signed the legislation Thursday which is expected to take effect in 90 days.

The new law prohibits abortions as soon as a heartbeat can be detected which is typically five or six weeks into pregnancy.

There is an exemption to the law if having an abortion would save the life of the mother, but there are no exemptions for pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.

Doctors who perform abortions could face one year behind bars and fines up to $20,000.

DeWine’s signature came just one day after the legislation passed through the General Assembly, and just a few weeks after it originally passed through the state’s upper chamber.

On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the bill in a 56-40 vote.

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